Announcing Canada’s Best New Restaurants Awards for 2021 From Air Canada

Air Canada’s annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants is back after a year-long hiatus. Fifteen restaurants have been chosen across categories such as best fine dining, best trailblazer, best farm-to-table, and best takeout, with Air Canada’s “trusted network of food experts” deployed to identify “restaurants that push the boundaries of taste and inform us through the art of what they put on our plate.”

From a Black-owned Caribbean hotspot and a Turkish restaurant growing its own ingredients to a Chinese takeout serving up weekly changing menus and tapas served in a log cabin 300 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, these are Canada’s Best New Restaurants of 2021.

To check out special experiences at some of Canada’s Best New Restaurants winners, head here.

The Restaurants

Best Hotel Restaurant: Terre – St. John’s

Best Trailblazer: Tropikàl RestoBar – Montreal

Best Farm-to-Table: Bika Farm and Cuisine – St-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, QC

Best Fine Dining: Pompette – Toronto

Best Takeout: Sunny’s Chinese – Toronto

Best Bar Dining: JINBAR – Calgary

Best Tapas North of 60: BonTon & Company – Dawson City, Yukon

The Producers of the Year

Subsea forager: Tim Ball, Garnish, NL

Market gardener: Jean-Philippe Vézina, Les Jardins Lakou, Dunham, QC

The Changemakers

The Changemakers highlights movements by people and businesses within the food and drink scene that are making an impact on the wider community.

Food businesses that are leading the way on mental health initiatives for restaurant workers

Restaurants and chef-owners implementing the end of tipping, and the dawn of a living wage

Increased diversity in chefs and owners

Read the full story in EnRoute.